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7 makeup very frequent facts and myths debusted

There are a huge number of myths and misconceptions around makeup and skincare. Some of them are true and are the results of years of experience and observation. There is scientific evidence behind though they have been transmitted through word of mouth year after year without paying attention to the reason behind it. Other myths are straight away false.

In this post, I am going through 7 myths about makeup. I will tell you if they are true or false and why.

Do you want to play and check how much you know about makeup myths? Answer the quiz first and then read the post to check your answers.

Here is the quiz.


How was it? Did you enjoy it? Continue reading to check your answers.

You can use any soap to wash your face.


You should use only face wash for the face. These types of cleansers are formulated according to the faces’ skin characteristics. Therefore, the use of shower gel, bath soap or soap bar can produce an adverse reaction of your face skin and turn it dry

Makeups do not have an expiry date.


Each makeup product has an expiry date and PAO and both should be displayed on the packaging. You can read this post to know more about the makeup expiry date.

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A hypoallergenic product eliminates the risk of an allergic reaction.


There is always a risk of an allergic reaction in any product. Hypoallergenic makeup reduces the risk of allergy. However, you can be allergic to any of the ingredients. Remember, each one of us can be allergic to something different.

The use of foundation avoids the skin to “breathe” properly.


The daily use of foundation clogs the pores and as a consequence, the skin cannot breathe properly. To avoid that problem, you should deep clean your face daily.

If my foundation has SPF, I don’t need to use sunscreen.


The ingredients used as sunscreen in makeup help you with sun protection if you are not going to be exposed to solar radiation for a long time. However, if you are going to be exposed for a long period, you should also use a product designed specifically for sun protection.

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You should replace your mascara when the consistency changes.

True and False.

It is true that if the consistency of your mascara changes you should replace it immediately. However, you should replace your mascara anyway after 3 months of the first opening, independent of the consistency change.

The reason for this is that after 3 months of opening the mascara can be contaminated with bacteria and other dirt and, therefore, that can cause infections in your eyes. If you want to know more about why you need to change your mascara, I recommend you this post, which I found very interesting.

Makeup produces pimples and blackheads.


Makeup doesn’t produce any problem if used properly. However, a misuse of makeup can lead to pimples, blackheads, and even more serious problems. For example, that can happen if you use an expired or contaminated product or if your makeup tools are not properly cleaned. Hence the importance of cleaning the makeup tools and keep an eye to the expiry date and also to how the products look like.

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Did you know all the answers? Let me know in the comments. And let me know also if you want to read a post about skincare myths, some of them are really interesting and surprising.

See you next post.


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I love beauty and skincare, try new products, and share my opinion with you. All my knowledge comes from years of experience and reading articles. I have dry skin, Fitzpatrick type IV, warm undertone, and my main concern is hyperpigmentation. Keep in mind that what works for me may not work for you. We are all different and products can have different results on your skin. Want to talk? Email me at contact@irenebeautyandmore.com


  • Sharon

    20 July, 2021 at 13:36

    As someone who has incredibly sensitive skin, I couldn’t agree with you more with the myth that you can use any cleanser and lotions. It’s just not possible.

  • Brittany

    20 July, 2021 at 19:43

    Wow. Thanks for sharing these awesome facts about makeup. Some I didn’t know. I kind of figured the SPF one but at the same time, I think I sometimes use that as an excuse not to wear sunscreen on my face. However, I have finally found a GREAT face sunscreen that I LOVE and now use religiously! Thanks for sharing all of these!

  • Jessica

    21 July, 2021 at 16:23

    I have sunscreen in my makeup, but have been trying to be good about putting on a facial sunscreen before I apply my makeup. Especially since I spend so much time sitting outside at my son’s baseball games! And thanks for the reminder about the mascara. I know that one, but always seem to forget to toss mine if not used up after three months!

  • simplyjolayne

    22 July, 2021 at 18:18

    I have learned most of these tips over the years, but they are always a good reminder. Sunscreen is so vital to great skin later in life. It is one of those things where you’ll wish you had used it more.


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